Tuesday 3 July 2018

Ordination to the Priesthood

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On Friday 29th June 2018, the Solemnity of SS Peter & Paul, Br Oliver Craddock was ordained priest in our church by Bishop Robert Byrne, Cong. Orat.

The ordination chasuble stands ready in the Lady Chapel:

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The clergy assemble before Mass:

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The entrance procession:

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The Bishop's Sermon:

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Br Oliver stands before the Bishop:

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The candidate lies prostrate during the Litany of the Saints:

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The candidate is made a priest by the laying on of hands:

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The new priest is clothed in the stole and chasuble:

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Fr Oliver's hands are anointed with Chrism:

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Sister Barbara Claire and Sister Carolyne Joseph of the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary bring forward the gifts at the Offertory:

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The new priest is presented with the chalice and paten:

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Fr Oliver takes his place at the altar:

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The celebration of the Holy Mass:

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Party time!

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